Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.
To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:
- The event must take place in Utah.
- The organization promoting the event must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
- The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.
If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.
KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization. Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible. Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.
**Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.**
Pumpkin Carving & Creations
Friday, October 24
3:00 -5:00 p.m.
With Jocelyn Scudder and Marie McMahon
$30 per child/adult pair (10% discount for members) + bring your own pumpkin
BYOP and come to class to carve your jack-o-lantern. All basic carving tools will be provided. We will also have glitter, paint and mixed media supplies if your pumpkin needs some added punch! Students will leave the mess at the Kimball Art Center and will be able to take their pumpkin home to display just in time for Halloween!
Join Shoshone Bead Worker Rios Pacheco and make a traditional beaded riding whip, known as a quirt. A traditional quirt consists of a short, stout stock and braided leather handle. The old style horse quirt is still carried by some today. Participants will learn about the significance of the design of the quirt and how they were used in the past.
Rios Pacheco learned the intricate art of beading from watching his mother, grandmother, and aunts as they did beadwork and tanned hides. Pacheco attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Native Studies and Native Culture and Arts. He is an instructor at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah.
Pumpkin Patch Pinch Pots for Tots
Saturday, October 25
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
With Cameron Chaffee
$25 (10% discount for members) materials and clay included
Have your toddler create their own ceramic pumpkin to use for years to come. Learn how to make a punch pot with a lid and stem using slab and coil techniques! Students will also paint with vibrant orange glaze to make their pumpkin look real!
Fall is a great time to clean up our gardens, and get everything put to bed for the winter. It is also a great time to start composting. We have endless supplies of leaves, garden plants that we have pulled, vegetables that didn’t quite ripen, and all sorts of great materials to build the perfect compost pile.
You can also start your own leaf mold piles, sheet mulch your beds, start a lasagna garden, add high nitrogen amendments like manure to your compost piles or beds, add mulch to your existing garden and much, much more. Come to the Grateful Tomato Garden and learn what you can do now, to be a step ahead of the game next spring. Registration Required.
Register online: http://wasatchgardens.org/workshops/grow/winter-composting
China Painting: Family Class
Saturday, November 1
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
With Anthony Barbano
$50 per child/adult pair (10% discount for members) BYO ceramic plate
China Paint is best served on a ceramic plate! This class will teach you how to up-cycle your old dish ware into one of a kind hand painted works of art. Come create a design of your own on a ceramic plate of your choice. The color palate will consist of traditional bright China Paint colors. Basic elements of composition will be taught to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing piece. Try it out to discover the possibilities then enroll in the adult four week class to expand on the techniques.
November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us for this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a finished product. Don’t worry about mistakes; that’s part of the process. Coaching sessions will also be available during the week.
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192 or follow the registration link.
Mondays, 11/3-10, 6 pm -9:30 pm
Create a mixed metal cuff bracelet using copper, brass, or bronze and complimentary metals to adorn the cuff. Students will learn to form a cuff on a mandrel; use hammers, stamps, a rolling mill for texturing and learn how to rivet to join metals together in a “cold connection”. Creating patinas and finishing will also be discussed. Materials kit includes base metal for cuff and mixing and a small piece of sterling silver sheet to add to the bracelet.
To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.
This workshop will act as a primer for the beginning dairy enthusiast. We will talk easy-to-make, soft cheeses. We will be making a quick mozzarella, ricotta, and yogurt products. If you are interested in the world of cheese this class will get you off to the right start!
Register online: http://wasatchgardens.org/workshops/cook/cheese-making
Thanks to our community partners!
Learn your way around the industry standard in project management software. Through the use of exercises, you will learn the key tools needed to create and effectively use a project schedule in MS Project. Learn about project calendars and resource calendars, how to create tasks, define constraints and relationships, and how to assign resources and assess resource allocation. Familiarity with navigating in a Windows environment is required. Understanding of basic project planning and management concepts is recommended.
For more information, call 801-581-6061 or visit https://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_421_project__level_1.
Tuesdays, 11/04/14 - 11/25/14 (No class November 11), 7-9
Learn the basics of studio lighting in this hands-on class. Beginning with a simple and affordable one-light setup that can be used in a home studio, instruction will advance to a complex, multiple-light set. In the process, you will gain an understanding of the differences in lighting modifiers (umbrellas, softboxes, reflectors, grids, etc.) and when to use them. The first two meetings will be demonstrations; week three, you will have the opportunity to photograph a model in the studio using your own camera. You’ll leave the course able to set up a multiple-light studio and achieve professional lighting results.
Prerequisite: A film or digital SLR camera equipped with a hot shoe, and Nuts and Bolts (LLART 193), Digital Photography I (LLART 115) or take our quiz: go to www.lifelong.utah.edu or call 801-587-5433. Please be familiar with the workings of your camera. Special fee covers studio space.
Renowned local yoga instructor Scott Moore will lead a free yoga class in the UMFA’s Great Hall. These classes will explore the connections between the practice of yoga and the pieces in Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh, as well as its companion exhibition, Bhakti, which presents depictions of Krishna from the UMFA’s permanent collection.
Have you ever used an object to launch a story? Bring an old photo, a paragraph from a favorite book, a newspaper clipping or small object to the CWC. We’ll join SLCC English Professor Benjamin Solomon to explore ways to use serendipity and unexpected details to get started on a compelling story.
November 5 & 12 (W), 6-8 p.m.
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192 or follow the registration link
Become a Bird Docent Volunteer and experience the wonder of raptors, first hand, while helping HWI expand its education mission!
Bird Docent volunteers assist in providing community outreach programs with HawkWatch International’s education birds. Volunteers are taught how to handle our non-releasable education birds, learn about birds of prey and HawkWatch International’s mission and programs, and then take the birds out to community programs to teach about raptor ecology and conservation. We do request a time commitment of volunteers and ask that they assist with some general bird care duties.
This fun-filled, interactive educator training is ideal for classroom teachers, environmental educators, school administrators, after-school program staff, youth group/service organization leaders, or anyone who loves birds and wants to teach others about them. The Flying WILD program trains formal and non-formal educators to facilitate hands-on, standards-based activities that promote understanding of scientific concepts and engage students in environmental stewardship. Each activity has been created to help participants excel academically through real, scientific inquiry and learn the importance of birds and their conservation.
A hands-on, comprehensive overview of Microsoft PowerPoint. Explore the user interface and Ribbon. Learn slide design skills and create professional-looking presentations. Topics include text and paragraph formatting, designing bullet points, clip art, graphic objects, tables, and charts. Also covered: transitions and animation effects, speaker notes, and printing.
For more information, call 801-581-6061 or visit https://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_410_powerpoint_level_1.